January 31, 2017
January 28, 2017
Arai Puli Kuzhambu
An authentic, traditional Kuzhambu variety of Thanjavur Brahmins. This name as it is neither sambar nor vathakuzhambu Vathakuzhambu with 1/2 the quantity of tamarind that for vathakuzhambu.
Sambar without dhal. Hence in my mom's family they call its as Rendukettan Kuzhambu!!! Since I am settled in Tirunelveli and my MIL is from Kerala, some how I totally missed this recipe. I got this recipe recently from my eldest cousin. I am giving the recipe which she has sent me. This tastes amazing to have as side dish for dal rice. (Paruppu sadham).
January 24, 2017
Sweet Potato Spiced Curry (Sarkkaraivalli Kizhangu Kaara Curry)
January 23, 2017
Buttermilk Poha Stir Fry (Mor Aval)
January 22, 2017
January 19, 2017
Spicy Garlic Cabbage Curry
January 18, 2017
Rasam without Rasam Powder (Nellai Rasam)
January 17, 2017
Pumpkin & Tomato Thokku / Pickle / Dip
My hubby brought home a full fresh yellow pumpkin from Kerala few days back. Usually I never waste the fibre part of the pumpkin and make chutney out of it. But it can be kept only for a day since coconut is added. So I was thinking of a way to use the fibre part of the whole pumpkin in a different way. Atlast added some tomato to it and made thokku / pickle out of it and it has become a super hit in my family. We now have it as side dish for roti, idli, dosa and curd rice...
January 16, 2017
Orange Peel Vatha Kuzhambu
January 15, 2017
Instant Tomato Dosa
January 12, 2017
Pongal Festival recipes
Pongal, the harvest festival of Tamilnadu coincides with Makara Sankranthi which refers the event of the Sun entering the zodiac sign of Makara or Capricorn. It is a three days festival and the first day is Bhogi, Second day Pongal and the third day Kanu Pongal. The best of South Indian dishes are relished during the harvest festival of Pongal making the occasion a gourmet's delight.To Zestfully Celebrate the festival. Here are some Pongal Recipes. Try these yummy and traditional recipes with love and share the dish with family and friends and have a blast this Pongal!!
January 11, 2017
Vendakkai Puli Pachadi (Spicy and Tangy Lady's Finger)
January 09, 2017
Thaalagam Kuzhambu (Mixed vegetable gravy with roasted sesame and coconut)
Thaalagam is a delicious, traditional, healthy and mouthwatering tangy gravy with the flavours of roasted coconut, sesame and freshly ground spices. Its is traditionally made with Seven or Nine vegetables.The preparation method varies from place to place. Apart from making it on Thiruvadirai , In our place this Kuzhambu is made with Yellow Pongal rice in the Tamil month of Aadi..
Thriuvadhirai Kali (Sweet pudding from roasted rice)
However experienced we are in cooking, sometimes when we do Thiruvathirai kali we get doubt in the proportion of rice and jagerry, amount of water to be kept, and the method for roasting the rice. And also there are instances when the rice does not cook or boil properly and stay crunchy. Here are some tips and perfect, easy method for doing this traditional sweet..
January 08, 2017
Agathi keerai Curry (August tree / Hummingbird tree leaves curry)
Sundaikkai Vathal Kuzhambu
Sundaikkai Vathal (Dried Turkey Berry) Vathakuzhambu is the traditional kuzhambu which is made very often in our family. We make this on the next day of Ekadasi, Dwadasi along with Agathi keerai and Nellikkai thayir pachadi. This is a typical Tirunelveli Brahmin style recipe in which they add boiled moongh dal. After settling here, really it was a surprise for me to know that boiled dal is added to this vatha kuzhambu. But after tasting this I understood the reason for the unique taste of this recipe.It also tastes very delicious to have as side dish for hot Dhal Rice with ghee.
January 06, 2017
Tip #19: Soft and Spongy Idlis Guaranteed!!
The safest and favorite breakfast item of Tamil people is Idli and it can be described with so many adjectives like soft, fluffy, spongy and White Idlis. Though it is a very common breakfast item there are certain tips to be followed to get perfect idlis. Follow these Smart Samayal Tips and get Perfect Spongy Idlis...
Corn / Chola Rava Kichadi
Kichadi or Uppma is the solution to make breakfast easily and tastily for 10 or more people. It is stomach filling and also nutritious with vegetables. Sooji or Ordinary Rava Kichadi may cause some indigestion problems to elders, where as this Corn Rava Kichadi is easily digestible for even old people...
January 05, 2017
Tip #27: Guidelines for Appropriate Boiling of Vegetables
Boiling Vegetables? Phew!!! Easy task isn't it? But Really it is not that much easy for the beginners. Because each vegetable has different cooking time, needs different measurement of water and some veggies have to be covered while cooking and some not. These Smart Cooking Tips will guide you to boil the vegetables in right way....